[Numpy-discussion] On making Numpy 1.7 a long term support release.
Sun Feb 5 01:19:36 CST 2012
On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 7:33 AM, Travis Oliphant <email@example.com> wrote:
> I think supporting Python 2.5 and above is completely fine. I'd even be
> in favor of bumping up to Python 2.6 for NumPy 1.7 and certainly for NumPy
> +1 for dropping Python 2.5 support also for an LTS release. That will make
it a lot easier to use str.format() and the with statement (plus many other
things) going forward, without having to think about if your changes can be
backported to that LTS release.
> On Feb 4, 2012, at 10:13 PM, Bruce Southey wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 6:07 PM, Charles R Harris
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> On Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 3:03 PM, Travis Oliphant <email@example.com>
> >>> We are spending a lot of time on NumPy and will be for the next few
> >>> months. I think that 1.8 will be a better long term release. We need
> a few
> >>> more fundamental features yet.
> >>> Look for a roadmap document for discussion from Mark Wiebe and I within
> >>> the week about NumPy 1.8 which has a target release of June 2012.
> >> Looking forward to that document.
> >> Chuck
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> > A suitable long term release would include deprecating old macros,
> > datetime and einsum. While I would like to include NA, I am rather
> > concerned with the recent bugs that have been uncovered with it. So I
> > am rather wary of having to forced to backport fixes simply because
> > someone said we would "support with bug fixes for the next 2-3 years".
> > Rather at least clearly indicate that not every fix will be
> > backported.
> > I propose that we use this opportunity end support for Python 2.4
> > especially since Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 is February 29th,
> > 2012. According to SourceForge, the last available binary release for
> > Python 2.4 was for numpy 1.2.1 (released 2008-10-29). There is still
> > quite a few downloads (3769) of the Python 2.5 numpy 1,6.1 binary.
> > Bruce
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